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Coalition of groups opposing state constitutional convention

Here is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions: A coalition of more than 100 groups from across the political spectrum has formed to oppose a convention to develop possible changes to the state Constitution. New Yorkers Against Corruption is made up of an array of labor unions, liberal and conservative ...

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Golden State Warriors Players Celebrate NBA Championship at Vegas Nightclub

Golden State WarriorsVictory Party Rolls On …In Vegas, Baby!!! 6/17/2017 6:52 AM PDT Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes, Damian Jones and even the owners took their NBA Championship party on the road … to get turnt Vegas style!! Several Golden State Warriors partied their asses off at JEWEL Nightclub at the ARIA in Las Vegas late Friday and early Saturday morning. ...

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Ex-Jet DE Washington, state Senator work to destigmatize cannabis

Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center’s northernmost corner is a vast maze of booths teeming with cannabis advocates — all part of the fourth annual Cannabis World Congress Expo — and right smack in the center of the maw is state Sen. Diane Savino, getting a crash education course on the Isodiol company’s hemp-based products. The lesson comes from none other than ...

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De Blasio says city should run MTA if state can’t fix subways

Mayor de Blasio doesn’t exactly want control of the city’s subways — but if the MTA can’t fix them, he’d take it. The system, run by the state and Gov. Cuomo, has been paralyzed by delays and failures in recent weeks, and de Blasio has griped that its board has not steered enough money away from other projects and toward ...

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Penn State frat brothers ‘laughed’ after Tim Piazza hearing

Several Penn State frat brothers who delayed seeking help for a booze-debilitated pledge laughed like revelers at a party after Monday’s emotional court hearing, charged the late teen’s “offended” father. “Following the hearing, most, but not all, of the fraternity brothers and their families got together, laughed, patted each other on the back and hugged as if this was just ...

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KING: Why it matters if the Golden State Warriors meet with Trump

I’m a Golden State Warriors fan. My family and I caught the bug several years ago when we lived in California and have followed the team closely ever since. My 10-year-old son, who plays ball, worships the ground several of the players walk on. A close friend’s spouse is a longtime employee of the team. I’ve become friends with several ...

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Golden State Warriors Celebration Included Gunfire & Rock-Attacks, Cops Say

Golden State CelebrationIncluded Gunfire & Rock-Attacks… Cops Say 6/13/2017 8:31 AM PDT Exclusive Details The Golden State Warriors celebration was marred with violence against cops — with Oakland PD telling TMZ Sports some of their officers were attacked with rocks and bottles after the game.  A rep for the OPD tells us, “In east Oakland, it was reported 400 to ...

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Racial bias seen in N.Y. state law on gravity knives

A state law on what constitutes illegal folding knives targets blacks and Hispanics with razor-sharp precision — though the “weapons” are rarely used in violent crimes, new statistics show. An analysis of arrests for possession of gravity knives by the Legal Aid Society comes as legislation to reform the law faces a likely vote in Albany in the next two ...

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Penn State frat pledge ‘looked like a corpse,’ detective says

The Penn State University pledge who died after a booze-fueled hazing ritual “looked like a corpse” on frat-house video footage, a detective testified Monday. Prosecutors at a preliminary hearing rolled surveillance tape of sophomore Tim Piazza after he attempted a binge-drinking challenge on Feb. 2 and suffered a traumatic brain injury after several falls — while his would-be fraternity brothers ...

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State pols must negotiate for de Blasio to get control of schools

ALBANY — State Senate Republicans are prepared to end the legislative session next week without extending the law giving Mayor de Blasio control over the city school system if the Assembly won’t negotiate, one insider warns. The Assembly, over Senate GOP opposition, included a two-year extension of the expiring mayoral control law in a bill that also contained dozens of ...

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